Finding That Place to Escape Life Where I Can Live

Updated on September 8, 2018
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I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Escaping Life
Escaping Life

Sometimes when I get clustered and frustrated, I just want to escape life

And find that place close to the aroma of reality

I just want to escape the news and the horns

Maybe speak to a racoon and plant corns

I just want to escape the relationships and bills

I just want to escape the unsolved police cases and the drone kills

This place I live, all these people are slaves

Programmed life style, from birth as a battery to old age and the grave.

The Television watches us and tells us what to believe

Many may live a good life, but millions suffer in grief

Sometimes I just want to escape the rules of the rich

And place my soul off grid in a place where I can live

I want to move away from the whispers of society

Where I can admire the heavens and my schedule is never busy

I want to find that place where I can concentrate on who I am

This being, this creature I was told is called a man

I just want to throw away these cards and live from the land

Eat what I grow, grow what I eat is my ultimate plan

I want to be free, I want the lakes and the rivers to be my bath

And the rocks in the waters to be my path

I don’t want to vote for deceit and lies

Because their investments are much more important than a baby’s cries.

I don’t want to see their fancy suites and their twisted mouth

I want to escape, I wish for a portal to get out.

I want solitude, I want real wisdom. Wisdom of the worlds

I want to understand the ant, I want to understand the birds

My mind needs a reboot

Reborn, emerged as a real soul knowing the truth.

© 2018 Clive Williams


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    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Don't tell my family about this. They would insist that I stay a little closer to "reality".

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      21 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Peggy

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      Clive Williams 

      21 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for the read Flourish

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      Peggy Woods 

      21 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Getting closer to nature is often the salve we need in turbulent times. I like your ideas about getting closer to the land and gaining truth and wisdom.

    • clivewilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Clive Williams 

      21 months ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for that valid input Lora

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      Lora Hollings 

      21 months ago

      Nice poem, Clive, with words that call on us all to question what kind of a world do we really want to live in and the needs of our souls versus the need to be successful in our modern world. I think in many ways, our ancestors lived happier lives. They were more connected to the natural world, not a material one, and more connected to each other not through technology but in a need to survive which brought them closer. Our world seems to be alienating us from each other not bringing us closer together but causing greater divisiveness and discord. A simpler lifestyle and get back in touch with ourselves, as we were when we were children without all the complications in our lives that we have created, seems to lead the way to greater happiness.

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      21 months ago from USA

      I especially liked the sentiment that one’s mind needs a reboot. Good poem, Clive.


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